The report reviews the treatment of persons detained by the police, the situation of prisoners held in three county prisons (ie Zagreb, Split and Osijek) and the Zagreb Prison Hospital, as well as the treatment of juveniles deprived of their liberty under criminal legislation. The situation of involuntary psychiatric patients is examined in the light of the recently adopted mental health legislation at different psychiatric establishments.

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On 28th September 2018, Ombudswoman Lora Vidović met with Ombudsperson for Persons with Disabilities Anka Slonjšak, Ombudsperson for Gender Equality Višnja Ljubičić and Ombudsperson for Children Helenca Pirnat Dragičević. They discussed the work plans until the end of the year, problems with violence towards different societal groups covered by their mandates, social care and other actualities, as well as options for cooperation.

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EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) gathered more than 700 experts, artists and human rights NGO representatives as well as representatives of the European and international organisations at the Fundamental Rights Forum, held from 24th until 27th September 2018. The Forum’s goal was to address the challenges present in the time of fractured and polarised societies, in which human rights are being challenged by austerity, digital disruption, globalisation, a migration crisis and rising populism across Europe.

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